Planet PDF Newsletter - Creating 'Super Hero' PDFs
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21 November 2001

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  • Creating 'Super Hero' PDFs
  • Thanksgiving - Heading Home for the Holidays with PDF
  • REMINDER: Seybold PDF Conference - Call for Speakers
  • Planet PDF Newsletter Promotion -- Sign up a friend and WIN!
  • No Black Hat as ElcomSoft awaits hearing
  • Great DMCA Debate Transcript
  • PDF 2001 West ends, PDF 2002 East next
  • Planet PDF Newsletter posted
  • PR: Zinio licenses Adobe PDF Library
  • PR: Cardiff LiquidOffice v2.0
  • Top 10 Best-selling ePublish Store products for Oct. 2001
  • Now more than 550 PDF Tools listed!
  • Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products
  • Search or browse newsletter archives
  • Planet PDF Privacy Policy
  • Managing your Subscription

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Creating 'Super Hero' PDFs

According to Adobe's Dov Isaacs, everything -- or at least some things -- you thought you knew about PDFs is wrong. Carl Young reviews Isaacs' keynote at the recent PDF 2001 West conference that included tips on creating the near-perfect, one-file-fits-all-needs PDF.

Thanksgiving - Heading Home for the Holidays with PDF

Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) kicks off the long end-of-year holiday stretch that will culminate in the dawn of Year 2002. It may make sense to make Acrobat Reader part of your holiday tradition, as indicated in this feature on select PDF resources with a Thanksgiving theme.

REMINDER: Seybold PDF Conference - Call for Speakers

Conference organizers have issued a call for PDF experts, power users and developers as potential speakers for the first Seybold PDF Conference. The event will be held February 21-22 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. The FIRM DEADLINE for nominations is November 28. BinaryThing/Planet PDF is a Media Sponsor for the Seybold PDF Conference and Seybold Seminars New York 2002.

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No Black Hat as ElcomSoft awaits hearing

Despite previously agreeing to resurrect for a European technology conference audience the same presentation on eBooks Security that contributed to colleague Dmitry Sklyarov's arrest by the FBI in July, ElcomSoft CEO Alexander Katalov has decided to pass on the Nov. 22 opportunity in Amsterdam. He and employee Sklyarov face a Nov. 26 pre-trial hearing in California on criminal charges of violating the DMCA.

Great DMCA Debate Transcript

Dmitry Sklyarov and Alex Katalov of ElcomSoft Ltd. both attended -- but on the advice of their lawyers, were not allowed to participate in -- a public panel discussion titled "The Digital Millennium Copyright Act Great Debate" at Seybold San Francisco 2001. However, one of their attorneys had a brief encounter on the issues with a panel member representing publishers, just one of many lively exchanges revealed in this 10-part transcript of the lengthy session.

PDF 2001 West ends, PDF 2002 East next

With another in the twice-annual series of PDF Conferences in the bag, host and founder Carl Young of DigiPub Solutions Corp. finished up the latest rendition in Arizona by announcing the dates for the next east-coast educational stopover in June 2002. We look at a few of the highlights from Phoenix.

Planet PDF Newsletter posted

The November 15 issue of the free Planet PDF Newsletter is now available on line; you can also browse the complete archive of previous issues. To receive each issue as soon as its delivered to the more than 60,000 email subscribers each week, visit the newsletter's subscription page and enter your email address. As explained in our Privacy Policy, we do not use -- or provide to others -- our subscriber list for commercial purposes. And we welcome your feedback (!

PR: Zinio licenses Adobe PDF Library

Zinio Systems Inc., a leading developer of digital magazine technology, has licensed the Adobe PDF Library to integrate into its forthcoming digital magazine service and solution.

PR: Cardiff LiquidOffice v2.0

Cardiff Software Inc. has announced version 2.0 of its LiquidOffice eForm Management System, which allows organizations to publish, route, track, approve and process online forms using standard Web browsers or mobile devices.

Top 10 Best-selling ePublish Store products for Oct. 2001

Several alternative-to-Acrobat, PDF-authoring products made the store's Top 10 list (best-selling products) for October 2001. Most offer free demo versions, so you can find out why these are among the most popular PDF-related tools. In addition, the store features more than 130 other products available for online purchase and download.

Streamlining the search for Acrobat PDF products

The number of Acrobat PDF-related products available for immediate purchase and download from the ePublish Store (formerly Planet PDF Store continues to grow. Customer feedback continually reinforces the fact that purchasers often need the software as soon as possible, frequently visiting the store when facing an urgent project deadline -- and in need of a tool to help accomplish that.

The ePublish Store staff are always looking for ways to help expedite the process so you can promptly get what you need and get back to work.

With more than 250 products from some 50 companies currently on the store's virtual shelves -- and more coming soon -- there frequently is more than one product available to accomplish certain tasks. We've now streamlined the process of finding products that offer solutions in a select set of categories, making it easier for you to compare similar offerings. Nearly every product is also available in a free demonstration version, so there's no need to buy just to try. Make sure it's what you need first, then take the next step.

Once you've identified the tool or tools you need, each is available for immediate purchase -- it'll be ready for download, installation and use usually within minutes.

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Now more than 550 PDF Tools listed!

Our continuously updated database of Acrobat PDF tools and plug-ins crossed the 550 mark recently with the addition of several new product entries. Thanks to many of you in the Planet PDF community for helping us to locate worthy tools, thus creating a freely browseable and searchable resource.

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